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NYU Grossman School of Medicine Job Posting

Communications Specialist


Specific Title: Communications Specialist 

Division/Department: Population Health 

Work Location: Manhattan 

Work Schedule: Full-Time 

Pay Range: Commensurate with experience 

Benefits Eligible: Yes 

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible 

Position Summary:

ParentCorps is seeking an exceptional Communications Specialist to guide the evolution of communications strategy in parallel to ParentCorps national growth. 

The Center for Early Childhood Health and Development (CEHD) in the Department of Population Health (DPH), NYU Grossman School of Medicine is composed of a racially and ethnically diverse group of researchers, mental health professionals, educators and staff, working in NYC and around the globe to improve the health and development of children and advance health equity by developing and testing real-world solutions for children living in low income communities.

Based in CEHD, ParentCorps is an evidence-based model that partners with pre-K programs in historically disinvested communities, with long-term positive impacts on childrens long-term mental health, physical health, and academic achievement. In close partnership with pre-K programs, ParentCorps works to build a different pre-K experience one that centers race and culture, engages parents as partners, and supports childrens social-emotional well-being to help unlock the full promise of early childhood education. ParentCorps evidence of impact is endorsed by Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development, the Office of Head Start Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, Child Trends, and other government and nonprofit organizations. Reaching thousands of children in New York, Michigan and Texas, ParentCorps is embarking on a strategic growth plan to expand reach nationwide. To learn more about our work, visit

ParentCorps is seeking an exceptional content creator, research translator, and/or marketing professional to guide the evolution of our communications strategy in parallel to ParentCorps national growth. The Communications Specialist will lead efforts to boost ParentCorps public engagement across multiple channels, including: monthly newsletter, website, social media, conferences, traditional news media, and more. The ideal candidate will be an exceptional writer with experience leading or supporting a robust communications strategy for a national venture; openness to introducing new strategies to boost visibility, knowledge of early childhood or K-12 education (including influential bodies, convenings, racial equity efforts, etc.), and, most importantly, enthusiasm to enhance ParentCorps visibility, attract new partners, and articulate a new vision of family-centered, emotionally responsive early childhood education.

This position will report directly to ParentCorps Manager responsible for strategic partnerships with a dotted line reporting relation to the Department of Population Healths Communications team, and by extension, the central Communications & Marketing office.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Strategy: Build on existing communications strategy, continually improving strategy in line with ParentCorps’ growth goals. Improve current strategies, including curating stories from program staff and partners, sharing impact milestones, sharing tools and resources relevant to our growing community invested in advancing equity in earlychildhood education, and facilitating new tactics to enhance public engagement. Develop and execute project plans, prioritize external opportunities, recalibrate day-to-day progress in the face of challenges, and apply a collaborative, feedback-oriented mindset  to all efforts. Track, measure and report on effectiveness of communications. Develop an integral understanding of the ParentCorps brand to ensure that internal and external communications materials are tied to ParentCorps’ overall goals and authentic to our work in schools nationwide.

  • Research Translation: Translate ParentCorps’ ongoing research findings across communications channels and to the field/public (e.g., conferences, webinars, media appearances, etc.). Digest scholarly research and consider relevance to transform into accessible messages for multiple audiences. Work to communicate complex topics in accessible ways, informed by the science of early childhood development and ParentCorps’theory of action. 

  • Content Creation: Create and oversee work plans to produce new content with a compelling, consistent voice, including for the monthly newsletter, website, social media, and our ParentCorps Portal for early childhood professionals; pitch and co-author long-form writings; and pitch ways to expand current efforts. Collaborate withProgramming team members and create opportunities for team members to translate learnings, innovations and insights from implementation externally. Pause to critically examine language when needed, especially through an equity lens.

  • Media Relations: Serve as point person for external media opportunities, prioritizing and coordinating involvement as needed. 

  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Public Affairs, Communications, Public Policy, Education, or related field. 

  • Minimum of 2 years of communications experience, either in-house or in an agency. 

  • Strong portfolio of content demonstrating writing/editing skills, and experience with communication platforms (e.g., Google Analytics, Wix, MailChimp, Twitter, LinkedIn). 

  • Experience driving projects, with ability to collaborate with a large team. 

  • Excellent writer and content creator, and exceptional researcher. 

  • Knowledge of early childhood or K-12 education.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Journalism, Public Affairs, Communications, Public Policy, Education, or related field 

  • 5+ years of communications experience, either in-house or in an agency.


Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU Grossman School of Medicine provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

NYU Grossman School of Medicine is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applicat! ions to be completed online. 
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NYU Langone Health provides a salary range to comply with the New York City Law on Salary Transparency in Job Advertisements. The salary range for the role is $58,500.00 - $69,628.00 Annually. Actual salaries depend on a variety of factors, including experience, specialty, education, and hospital need. The salary range or contractual rate listed does not include bonuses/incentive, differential pay or other forms of compensation or benefits.

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To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Shanika Gunaratna, MPP:

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